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Chiropractic Care For Exercise-Induced Injury

Strenuous exercise is the popular trend for younger people these days, with even gentle yoga practices receiving extreme make overs. Kickboxing, cross fit, and Pilates can all bring great changes in the body’s appearance, from out-of-shape, to toned svelteness, in a relatively short amount of time, and this is what fuels their popularity.

However, an overlooked disadvantage to these types of strenuous exercise, which are most often performed in a group setting, is that practitioners often push themselves too far in an attempt to keep up with peers, and as a result sustain exercise related injuries. 

For example, Heather Martin, a business consultant and writer, ended up creating a stabbing pain in her right hip when she tried to kick her leg above her head while attending a kickboxing class at her local gym, in imitation of another student. The muscle was torn and made it so she couldn’t even sit down in a car to drive herself home, without experiencing intense pain. The limitations such an injury can place on a person are oftentimes more far reaching than one would initially imagine.

Heather made an appointment with a chiropractor the very next day after she sustained her hip injury, on the recommendation of her sister who mentioned some general ideas about how chiropractors can relieve discomfort and help bodies to heal themselves so that they can continue with their regular exercise routines.

Because chiropractic care is still largely considered an alternative form of medical treatment, it remains misunderstood by the general public for whom the idea that as we age we must simply learn to live with the inevitable aches and pains brought on by living a normal life, is still too common.

Not so, is the chiropractic protest to this widely held belief. From the chiropractic point of view, the human body is the most efficient machine ever designed by nature. However, it requires it a certain amount of regular maintenance to continue running smoothly. Pain is how our bodies signal us that it needs some work done. By paying attention to our aches and pains, it is possible to fix a problem before it leads to a costly breakdown. In short, pain is not the inevitable way to live life, it should be  the rare exception. This can be accomplished efficiently by maintaining a flexible and healthy spine, upon which the entire body's systems depend. 

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